La Fortuna

Wildlife Rescue Center Tour in Costa Rica

San Carlos, Costa Rica

From USD 35.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn about Costa Rica’s most remarkable creatures on a 1.5-hour tour of a La Fortuna wildlife rescue center. Explore the center with a naturalist guide, get a glimpse at some of the center’s cutest inhabitants, and see how conservation efforts are saving vulnerable species from development and poaching.
  • Small-group tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

What's Included

  • Naturalist Guide
  • Brunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Proyecto Asis
    141, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica

    You can also type Proyecto Asis on Google Maps.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (closed shoes)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Very Informative Tour of an Animal Sanctuary
Sandra_P, Feb 2023
We had an excellent, informative tour with Carlos as our guide. He shared so much knowledge about the work of the preserve and efforts to assimilate the animals back into the wild whenever possible. Great educational experience! Carlos also injected humor which definitely kept everyone's interest.
A great learning experience!
Mikayla_R, Sept 2022
Our guide was funny, engaging, and FULL of knowledge. Another person in our group asked a lot of questions and he was open to answering every single one. He explained the many steps in the process of rehabilitating the different animals. This was a great tour for anyone of any age and a great way to see and hear the stories of the many beautiful animals of Costa Rica. My one tip would be to bring bug spray but if you forget or don't have any, they have some for sale there as well.
We really enjoyed this educational...
Rafaela K, Apr 2018
We really enjoyed this educational, 2-hour tour of the wildlife refuge center with our grandchildren. Our guide, Andreas, explained the history of each animal and the plans for re-introduction back into the wild or why the animal was a permanent resident of the refuge. Amazing work that these dedicated staff do for the animals! We saw 3 species of monkeys, toucans, multiple parrots, peccaries and even caimans in the pond. Well worth the drive from La Fortuna.
It's a far and expensive taxi ride...
Michael O, Sept 2017
It's a far and expensive taxi ride away but Proyecto Asis itself is a beautiful and inspiring place. Our guide Carlos was very knowledgable about the animals and did a great job explaining the rehabilitation philosophy of the rescue center. We were able to see spider monkeys, toucans, parakeets, parrots, macaws, a margay, and a kinkajou. Highly recommended and for a good cause!
Great experience with knowledgable...
Ann H, Aug 2017
Great experience with knowledgable guide. We especially enjoyed hearing the personal histories of each of the animals. Well worth the cost by comparison to some of the other tours.
An excellent way to learn about...
Donna O, Feb 2017
An excellent way to learn about species native to CR, thanks to our very knowledgeable guide. Timing was perfect, a little over 2 hours, although several animals were not visible due to their nocturnal natures. There was less direct interaction with animals than I had expected, but we did not do the volunteer experience, and the guide explained that interaction opportunities vary depending on which animals are in the centre at any given time. The take-away from the day was the harm that humans do to many animals, causing them to end up in places like this. The lucky ones are rehabilitated and returned to the wild, but many end up in a cage for the rest of their lives.
Wonderful, informative guide...
DIANA L, Nov 2015
Wonderful, informative guide. Excellent facility.
Was AMAZING!!! Adrian, the guide was...
Ayelet V, Sept 2015
Was AMAZING!!! Adrian, the guide was wonderful. My 3 years old son was so happy. I recommend to take the entire tour, with the feeding part.